Example Book Search: Find books on "King Arthur's Camelot"
1. Find books on a specific subject by entering a word or phrase in the library catalog tab search box and selecting subject or subject keywords from the drop down box. NB: If I wanted to find books on King Arthur I would type Arthur, King and select subject from the drop down box
2. You will be given a list of possible subjects. Click the link to the subject you want to find books on that topic.
3. Use the books call number to retrieve the book from the shelves and borrow it from the library.
Each book in the library is assigned specific subject terms describing the content. Here is a sampling of various terms related to the study of mythology. This list is far from exclusive and I recommend you browse the catalog to find more sources. Find books on a specific subject by enter a subject term in the library catalog tab search box and selecting subject or subject keywords from the drop down box.
While you will be dealing with a lot of primary sources (specific myths and legends) other books and articles which analyze these sources may be helpful as well. These sources are known as secondary sources becuase they are distanced from the original work/event. The attached handout provides a more detailed discussion on these differences with some examples.